Wednesday, March 28, 2007

So Many Books, So Little Time!

While we are left hanging on the cliff with Kevin's Part IV, we must move on to other things. I hope it won't be too long before we get to Part V.

When I typed in the title to this post, I discovered that I'd used it before. Not very original, but very apropos. I read all the time. I read when I'm walking, I read when I'm riding the stationary bike at the gym. I USED to read on my way to the student center for lunch, while I ate my lunnch , and on the way back to my office. Now I don't have a lunch hour, so I don't get as many books read as I used to.

I keep thinking of books I need to re-read. Most of my reading right now is rather fluffy - nothing very cerebral, but just for entertainment - mostly mysteries. I keep thinking of the books I used to read when I was in high school and college and realize I need to go back to some of them.

I don't buy books any more, because I have too many already. I put them on hold at the library, or I borrow them from friends.

Right now I'm re-reading some study books we used when I was a young mom and we had a great Tuesday morning Bible study. We had great discussions, wonderful times of prayer, a break from our kiddoes, and a quarterly salad luncheon. What great memories. I read What Happens When Women Pray by Evelyn Christensen and now I'm reading Lord, Change Me, by the same author. She has to be in her 80s by now. Her words still challenge me.

DC and I are going to Georgia next month to visit his brother and family. We are going to spend a couple of days on St. Simons Island. Back in those same days I talked about in the last paragraph, we were all reading Eugenia Price's novels. The first trilogy she wrote take place on St. Simons Island and I decided I needed to read those books again to prepare for the visit. I am halfway through the first one, The Lighthouse, and will try to finish New Moon Rising and Beloved Invader in the next month. I am really enjoying this trip back in my memory and in history. While I'm down there, I will also have a chance to have a chat with Brenda IRL, who lives in the same town that R&C so. That will be a treat!

There are many other books I want to revisit:

Jane Eyre
Les Miserables
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Animal Farm
Silas Marner
Gone With the Wind
Anne of Green Gables - the entire series
The Mitford series
The Little House series (so I can remember how much the t.v. show did NOT follow the books)
Boede Thoene's third series - The Shiloh Legacy
Chuck Swindoll's books
Bob Benson's books
Max Lucado's books
Victoria Holt's mysteries
The Message

I know there are more, but I will stop there. That should keep me going for about the next two years. I haven't joined the reading challenges, because that feels like pressure! I probably should, because it would force a commitment.

Happy Reading!!

P.S. I woke up this morning to snow - and a forecast high of 28 degrees. YUCK!!


PEA said...

Oh yuck..snow..hopefully it's melted off already! Ours is all gone again and we've had only sunshine the last two days so it feels wonderful! Now if only it would warm up a bit more! lol I use to read all the time but it's been quite a few years now that I haven't read a book at all. Just seem to be too busy doing other things blogging! lol xox

Barb said...

For Pete's sake, it's snowing here, too. Springtime in Colorado, right?

I love your book list. I'm reading light stuff right now, too. Just started the Miss Julia series and the Little House series is next on my list. I thoroughly enjoyed going back to Mitford this winter. I'm so looking forward to her new Father Tim trilogy which is due out later this year.

I'm hoping to have more time to read now that the situation with Cameron's daycare has been straightened out.

And light a fire under Kevin, OK? No fair, leaving us on the edge of our seats like this. :-)

Karen said...

Popping over from Judith's Flight Song. (Can't resist a post about books!) I love your book list. Victoria Holt! I read all of her books years ago, hadn't thought about them in a long time. Thanks for the memory jog:) The Eugenia Price novels sound like something I would like to try. Yes, good old springtime in Colorado -- I'm looking at the same snow, it's a good day to blog. Enjoy your day!

Praying for your Prodigal said...


After spending a few days in Fort Lauderdale, FL....I shiver to think of a reoccurence of snow! YUK! It is a warm, spring day, here in Minnesota....but still, the warmth lacks the tropical colors of an oceanside city! I miss Fort Lauderdale!

I am currently reading Obsession, by Jonathan Kellerman. Great book! A psychological thriller...which is all I can allow myself to read while I should be reading for my Psychology course! I love college....but miss reading for pleasure. I love reading for a good project....but there is nothing quite like reading just for the joy of a great story.

I hope to get caught up on your entries....speaking of reading! soon as I get the laundry done from our brief getaway! Interesting how 5 days of laundry can fill up a laundry room!

Talk soon.


Michelle said...

Les Miserables, the unabridged version? I started that and got 5/8th of the way through and set it down. Love it, but it is so sad towards the end!!! So I've never finished it . . .Really got to though.

Susie said...

Sending you some of our beautiful sunshine. Let me know when you get it!!
You have a great list of books to read. I've been trying to do a bit more but haven't been too successful yet :)

Linda said...

That's a great list Dawn. I'm rereading, for the zillionth time, Jane Eyre right now. I love that book. I've read all of Eugenia Price too. It's exciting to thing of visiting St. Simons. I can't wait to hear all about it.
I nominated you for the Thinking Blogger Award!!

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Nancy said...

SNOW????? Oh I had so wanted it all winter but now I am ready for spring. Snowy days make great reading days but actually I enjoy reading on any day. I even enjoyed going back and reading all of Kristen's story about eating disorders and following Kev's story. You have come a long way lady!

Maine Mom said...

Spring, fun! We get it here, too.
I have reading on the brain, so this post was perfect for me today :-) I would love to read the Anne of Green Gables series again, too. There are so many good books to read!

Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love Eugenia Price's books. I've always wanted to visit St. Simon's, too.